Richmond County tracking gang to head off more trouble

By: Shalah Sasse Email
By: Shalah Sasse Email

October 19, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---Richmond County investigators are tracking the members of a small gang. They want to make sure to stop any more trouble after an armed robbery this week was linked to that group.

Two teenagers are in jail and the search is on for a third in the robbery of the Family Dollar on Tobacco Road Tuesday (October 16).

19-year-old Emanuel Castleberry and 15-year-old Robert McCoy are charged with armed robbery. McCoy is being charged as an adult.

Investigators say they're part of a local splinter gang called Hoover Crips 74GD, and they did the crime to impress some other gang members. The gang is thought to have somewhere between five to eight members total.

Deputies say they still need your help tracking down a third suspect, Jonathan Felton.

"We have reason to believe that this group is responsible for more than just this one particular robbery," said Sgt. Richard Roundtree. "That's why it's important to identify all the members and see exactly what crimes they've committed within the CSRA."

If you have any information on Jonathan Felton's whereabouts, call the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at 706-821-1080.


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  • by Jonathan's Mom Location: U know on Oct 21, 2007 at 01:51 PM
    My son has no knowledge of the crime , so STOP slandering his name. He is not in a gang. The mark he has on his arm says AUG which means augusta not CRIPS 74 or whatever the gang is. Jon goes not speak or hang with any of those kids. Roundtree please dont blame someone who is not in Augusta for this crime. I understand you need to solve this , but you need to research more.
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